Table 3-25
Visa applications by major high-skilled categories: FY 2001–2003
 
  Student (F-1)    Exchange visitor (J-1)    Other high-skill related visas
Year Applications Percent
refused
  Applications Percent
refused
  Applications Percent
refused
2001 399,988 27.6   279,524 7.8   248,421 9.6
2002 346,419 33.3   278,598 10.5   203,551 11.9
2003 325,844 35.2   295,624 15.9   200,233 17.8
 
NOTES: Data for each fiscal year are through September 14 and exclude last 2 weeks of reporting. Other high-skill related visas include L-1, H-1b, H-3, O-1, O-2, and TN visas.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of State, Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, administrative data.
 
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